The need for energy sources is older than human history itself, but with the advent of electrically powered devices, modern transportation methods, and the explosion in human population, energy needs over the past century have skyrocketed into the stratosphere, and show few signs of slowing down anytime soon. Traditional energy sources – namely fossil fuels – have proven to be complexly and enormously problematic. This has led to recent innovations in the field of alternative energy. And out of all of these so called “alternative” energy sources, the sun has proven to be one of the most promising. Continue reading Can you store solar energy for later use?
The bulk of the energy used in a typical single family residence will be for heating and cooling purposes. Most often approximately 55% of the total energy consumption of a residence will be used for these purposes. Regardless of the kind of HVAC systems that are in your home, you can reduce expense and increase your comfort level by regularly maintaining and upgrading your system. Continue reading Energy saving tips for this summer season
We can learn a lot from some of the big corporations in the world, when it comes to being more eco-friendly. For instance a company such as Google is on a mission to power their entire company using only renewable energy. This is something we should all be striving for, not only to save ourselves a lot of money in the process but to also cut down on the amount of natural resources we use on a daily basis. Continue reading Using renewable energy to power your office
The Telegraph revealed that reports by industry regulator Ofgem indicated that “utility bills have risen on average £300 over the past three years. This is an increase of nearly 30% in three years, or 10% a year.” The article went on to say that “gas and electricity bills will rise £95 over the next 12 months for a standard tariff, dual fuel customer based on a current average annual bill of £1,420 per year.” With wages rising by a measly 1.4% per year, rising fuels bills only add to the disproportionate cost of living. With tips on how to reduce the escalating costs of energy hitting the headlines daily, The Guardian reported that it’s the climate change policies that will help to make energy more affordable. Energy and climate secretary Ed Davey was quoted saying, “energy-saving policies, better gas boilers, tighter building regulations, the coalition’s green deal loan scheme and smart meters could save householders around £166 a year by 2020.” Continue reading Top tips to minimise your energy bill
In recent years there has been a growing trend for the need of online shopping and trading. This growing need has resulted in a growth of the amount of freight transportation options that are available. More transport options are being used to ensure that orders and deliveries make it to their intended destination on time. As this trend continues to grow, forecasts predict a further increase in the transportation of goods over the coming years. But how is this increase ever possible? Increased traffic on the roads will lead to havoc, and the heightened number of air transport solutions will have a negative effect on the environment and society. Continue reading Transporting with efficiency: Freight transportation in the future
Air conditioning units cost a lot of money to run on a daily basis. You want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to throw money down the drain, so it’s important that your unit is running efficiently. We’re going to look at some of the big problems people come up against, because if you know what to look out for you will know when something is wrong. This will mean you save a lot of money, plus you’ll stay comfortable at the same time. Continue reading Five Air Conditioning Problems That Are Costing You A Lot Of Money Every Day